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Turkey 2008 - Free Practice 2 // Ninety minutes of practice await the drivers at Istanbul Park

Published by Mr. C

Free Practice 1 was something of an odd affair, with track organisers seemingly keen to disrupt proceedings by cleaning two sections of the track just prior to practice beginning. With teams seemingly unwilling to risk running on a part wet / part dry circuit they all opted to stay in the garages until late into the session.

On top of this FOM's weather data appears to have failed completely, leaving us to peer at the sky for meteorology indications. Bernie owns this track, but you'd struggle to see he's influence anywhere this morning.

What we do know is that when the cars finally made it out of their garages the results were chaotic. Almost everyone managed at least one spin as the tyres struggled with the green track and the cooler climate Turkey is experiencing right now.

During the break the GP2 cars have been practicing under darkening skies, and we might see some rain during this next 90 minute session.

Free Practice 2 begins at 2pm local time (12pm in the UK). As before we're following Formula 1's live timing online and watching ITV's video coverage too.

5Live Sports Extra again have full audio coverage for this session. Usually it's Maurice and Ian in the commentary box for the second session of the day.




Free Practice 1 was something of an odd affair, with track organisers seemingly keen to disrupt proceedings by cleaning two sections of the track just prior to practice beginning.

Event start

12:00GMT +01:00

9 May 2008